Pokimane lashes out at criticism of her success on Twitch - Dexerto

Pokimane lashes out at criticism of her success on Twitch

Published: 5/Apr/2019 19:06 Updated: 5/Apr/2019 19:09

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is no stranger to criticism – but one mean-spirited YouTube video set her on edge.

Pokimane was in the midst of a ‘Just Chatting’ broadcast on April 3 when a concerned fan sent a video link in their donation message, calling the video’s content “ridiculous” and asking the streamer if any of it were true.

Anys clicked the link out of curiosity, which lead to a video that poked fun at the streamer by fabricating stories about her childhood in Morocco – and even accused her of sleeping her way up to the top.

Pokimane’s critique of mean-spirited criticism

Pokimane wasn’t too pleased with the video, arguing that its creator was merely being rude under the pretense of comedy.

“I can’t say I enjoyed that video, if I’m being honest,” Pokimane admitted.  “The beginning intro and some of the edits were really good, but then the rest of it is just like being mean and trying to cover it up under the premise of it like, being comedic or a joke – but none of it is really a joke.”

While the streamer went on to claim that she would gladly joke about herself, she couldn’t find the humor in the video.

“Honestly, I’m more than happy to laugh at myself, but if someone is legit like, ‘You fuck all these dudes and you lead them on,’ I’m like, where’s the joke?” she continued.

Pokimane, TwitterPokimane has been hit with a slew of criticism throughout her Twitch career, with some even accusing the streamer of abusing YouTube’s copyright system.

Pokimane’s previous scandals

This wouldn’t be the first time Pokimane has publicly responded to criticism; in fact, the streamer was accused of abusing YouTube’s copy striking system in January, after she claimed the video of a smaller YouTuber who’d uploaded a Twitter argument between Anys and Drama Alert’s Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem.

While Pokimane admitted that copy striking the video had only escalated her beef with KEEMSTAR, she likewise argued that she would still strike videos with “gross or misleading titles,” as well as those that use her content in a “non-transformative manner.”

Although many fans were sympathetic to Pokimane’s response, others were not as impressed, noting that she frequently reacts to YouTube videos during her streams in what they view as a “non-transformative” content.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.